Saturday, April 23, 2011

Twitter WikiLeaks Information Handover Hearing Cancelled

By Jerry Smith Apr 23 2011

The hearing scheduled for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), on behalf of Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, US computer researcher Jacob Appelbaum, and Dutch volunteer for WikiLeaks Rop Gonggrijp, to continue fighting the government's demand for their Twitter records had been cancelled.

U.S. District Court Judge Liam O'Grady, who was scheduled to hold a hearing on Friday to hear Jonsdottir, Appelbaum, and Gonggrijp's appeal, cancelled the hearing and decided instead to issue his ruling after he reads the written briefs from both sides.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Is Being Transferred : Video

By Jerry Smith Apr 22 2011

U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is being held at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia in solitary confinement 23 hours a day in a windowless 6-by-12-foot cell, shackled and forced to sleep either naked or in a suicide-proof smock due to supposed fears that he may commit suicide, is getting transferred to a Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

23 year old Manning has been imprisoned at Quantico since July 2010, and is accused of leaking the embarrassing diplomatic cables, the classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the 'Collateral Murder' video to WikiLeaks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Portrait Of Julian Assange Wins The Bald Archy Prize

By Jerry Smith Apr 20 2011

A portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, titled Bad Ass-Ange, and painted by 60 year old artist Xavier Ghazi, won this year’s The Bald Archy Prize.

The painting features Assange with his pants around his ankles, urinating into a red, white and blue colored top hat with stars and stripes on it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book About Assange Launched In New York

By Jerry Smith Apr 19 2011

ABC journalist Andrew Fowler's book about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange titled 'The Most Dangerous Man in the World', was launched this week in New York after being published last month in Australia.

The book covers Assange's childhood, the launch of WikiLeaks and their high profile leaks like the embarrassing diplomatic cables, the classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the classified 'Collateral Murder' video, and much more.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Julian Assange Confronts Bill Keller

By Jerry Smith Apr 17 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange confronted New York Times executive editor Bill Keller last week at U.C. Berkeley at the Reva and David Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium, via Skype.

The event was moderated by former SF Weekly editor Jack Shafer, who now writes for Slate. He started the evening off by asking Keller about his "bag-lady" description of Assange.